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    Susan George: Good Deal of Irony

    23 October 2013

    In the second video interview for the launch of How to Win the Class War, Susan George says her new book will help readers understand how neoliberalism unexpectedly triumphed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

  2. The clock is ticking for Laos with the case of Sombath Somphone

    11 March 2013

    A European Delegation was in the Lao Capital, Vientiane from the 6th to 9th of March 2013 to express their grave concern that Sombath Somphone, highly respected member of Lao civil society, has still not returned safely to his family.

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    Activities 2012 Public Services & Democracy

    31 August 2013

    Public Services and Democracy in 2012

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    FGG: Goede inzet Ploumen met brief maatschappelijk middenveld

    16 October 2013
    Press release

    De Fair, Green and Global Alliance ziet positieve punten in de brief die minister Ploumen van Handel en Hulp naar de Tweede Kamer heeft gestuurd over haar samenwerking met het ‘maatschappelijk middenveld’. Maar de FGG heeft ook kritiek. De brief wordt donderdag 17 oktober van 17.00 tot 19.00 besproken in het Algemeen Overleg van de commissie Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking. 

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    Legalization of marijuana seeks to protect teens and minor addicts from addiction

    01 August 2013
    In the media

    Uruguay's House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize marijuana by 50 of the 96 MPs following 13 hours of tough debates.

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    L’Europe au tribunal des multinationales

    Olivier Vilain
    22 August 2013
    In the media

    Washington et Bruxelles négocient un traité qui autoriserait les investisseurs à attaquer les États. Une évolution majeure peu médiatisée pour le moment.

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    G20 Summit and Counter Summit in Saint-Petersburg

    27 August 2013
    In the media

    On the 3-4th of September in St. Petersburg a counter-summit, a large-scale international event that aims to be an alternative to the September G20 Summit and to develop new principles of economic and social policy that are not based on the "Washington Consensus" will be held.

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    Activities 2012 Democratising Europe

    03 September 2013

    Activities in 2012

  9. CSO Conference Vienna+20: Human Rights in Crises

    24 June 2013

    Vienna+20 commemorates the Second World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna in June 1993, a landmark with regard to the realization and advancement of human rights.

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    Transforming Activisms 2010+

    14 June 2013 - Event
  11. Competitiveness vs. democracy?

    26 June 2013 - Event
  12. Flower seed

    Post Globalization Initiative


    Post-globalization initiative was first discussed at meetings between experts and activists at World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2013. Preparation for G-20 Counter-Summit in St. Petersburg scheduled for September same year became an opportunity to form a coalition of movements, non-governmental organizations, labour unions and individuals which are brought together not only by the common...

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    Free Trade and Workers’ Rights in Colombia: “Peace” the European Way

    21 January 2013
    In the media

    The EU spends ten times as much on subsidies to its producers than do their Colombian counterparts, and mainly produces dairy products such as whey, while Colombia’s chief export is simply milk.

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    De gevaren van extreme rijkdom

    Thea Mathues
    11 February 2013
    In the media

    Wie heerst er over de planeet in tijden van economische en ecologische crisis? Het Transnational Institute (TNI), een wereldwijde coalitie van wetenschapsactivisten, maakt jaarlijks een stand van zaken op.

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    Mexico's meest gezochte drugsbaas opgepakt

    Harmen Simon Teunis
    16 July 2013
    In the media

    In het noorden van Mexico is Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, het hoofd van het beruchte Zetas drugskartel, opgepakt. In zijn auto zijn acht wapens en 2 miljoen dollar aan contanten gevonden.

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    Myanmar's fragile peace

    12 April 2013
    In the media

    The success of the country’s transition hinges on peace negotiations with multiple armed ethnic groups. Tom Kramer comments.

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    Confidence crisis: discontent in Europe

    05 August 2013
    In the media

    "There is a disbelief in the political structures that are in place because they don’t represent the real needs of the population."

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    Analysis: Colombia’s fight against the coca trade

    Obinna Anyadike
    28 August 2013
    In the media

    The Colombian government believes people should just say no to growing coca: those that do not, risk aerial spraying of their illicit crop with powerful pesticides, or manual destruction by work teams hired by private firms and supported by the security forces.

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    Bolivia Touts Coca Flour As Way For Addicts To Kick Habit

    21 August 2013
    In the media

    Bolivia has already developed a type of beer using the base product of cocaine, but the Andean nation wants to further diversify its controversial coca crop into a market that literally deals in “dough.”